On Community…in Prison
One of the wildest bits of the soft opening night of the 2017 Day for Night festival was the mini talking-head summit, with a chat between transgender soldier Chelsea Manning (who served time in a US prison for giving information to Wikileaks) ,Nadya Tolokonnikova of Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot, (who served time in prison in Russia.)
The two were talking about the importance of community…something that they had both learned in prison. They were joking that they had learned about this community in prison, but that you didn’t need to go to prison to learn about community!
This was not a conversation that I’d ever thought I’d hear.
Day for Night properly opens today, with shows by Nine Inch Nails and Perfume Genius.
Tickets and info here.